Off the Field | Danielle Elisabeth Savage | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 26, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 22, 2016 at 11:19 am
Danielle Elisabeth Savage is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she runs cross-country for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Robbie and Hollace Savage of Edisto Island. Her grandparents are John and Lois Morgan and Bobby and Burnette Savage. Danielle is a member of the National Honor Society and a Palmetto Girls State Delegate. She has a 4.6 GPA and is ranked No. 6 in her class.
Academic Honors: Academic Letter, Golden Paw, Honor Roll, and Good Citizenship
Athletic Awards: Cross Country Varsity Letter (2014, 2015, 2016), Academic Award (2015), Lady Cougar Team Captain (2016)
Colleges of Interest: Meredith College or Wofford College
Intended Major: Business or English
Collegiate Athletics: I highly doubt it, though I do plan to continue running.
Career Plans: I’m not entirely sure what I want to do with the rest of my life, but I think I want to teach or possibly be a librarian.
Early Years: I played organized sports team sports for the first time in sixth grade on the JV volleyball team at CPA. Due to an almost total lack of hand-eye coordination, it was rough the first year. The following year, our coach challenged us during practice to have one player make 10 consecutive serves before practice ended. For each missed serve, the entire team would run and the server would start over. My team chose me, I delivered. The feeling of being trusted by my team and being able to fulfill their expectations was a high all its own, and one that I will never forget.
On Cross-Country: I love cross-country, not because I love to run, but because of the people I’ve met through participating in the sport. The XC community is made up of some of the nicest and most encouraging people you will ever meet and the team itself is full of good people. My teammates have taught me a lot about myself and the world around me.
Role Model: Coach Smith has played a huge part in my life over the last three years. He has been an amazing coach, always fair and encouraging, who wanted me to do the best that I could. He is a wonderful teacher who pushed me intellectually, and someone I shall always consider a friend and mentor.
Impact Educator: My sixth-grade literature teacher, Mrs. Janet Buckner, had a huge impact on my life. I was already an avid reader when I entered her class, but she opened a whole other world that I had not known existed with the books in her course. I will always be grateful for her guidance and the things she taught me.
Meet & Greet: If I could meet anyone it would be Jane Austen or L.M. Montgomery. I love their stories, their heroines, and the innocence and passion of their characters. I would love to ask them about the people and things that inspired their writings and the beautiful prose that I enjoy.
On CCHS: My high school experience has been a sweet one. Things are always changing and there will always be room for improvement, but overall CCHS has taught me many things about different people and life. These lessons will be invaluable as I enter the next chapter of my life.